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136:

 A Section 136 suite is a ‘place of safety’ for people who are detained by the Police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act while needs are assessed & arrangements made for ongoing care (There is one at The Welland Centre at St Mary’s Hospital in Kettering and one at Berrywood Hospital in Northampton)

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AAC:

 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

AAP:

 Autism Advisory Panel

ABA:

Applied Behaviour Analysis

ACT:

 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT:

 Approved Commission Training

ADC:

 Autistic Disorders Checklist

ADD:

 Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD:

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADOS:

 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

AEG:

 Autism Enabler Group

AEM:

 Autism East Midlands

AEW:

 Assessment and enablement worker

AHP / AHPs:

 Allied Health Professionals (AHPs provide system-wide care to assess, treat, diagnose  and discharge patients across social care, housing, education, and independent and voluntary sectors: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ahp/ )

ALMHS:

 Acute Liaison Mental Health Service

AMaT:

 Audit Management and Tracking (A tool for undertaking quality improvement projects & evaluations)

AMH:

 Adult Mental Health

AMHP:

 Approved Mental Health Practitioner

APD:

 Auditory Processing Disorder

AR:

 Annual Review

ARFID:

 Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

ARM:

 Adult Risk Management

ARMS:

 At Risk Mental State Service

ASC:

 Autism Spectrum Condition

ASD:

 Autism Spectrum Disorder

AT:

 Assistive Technology

ax:

 Assessment (see dx)

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BAME:

 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (Legacy Term - See GEM:)

Berrywood Hospital (Northampton):

 Provides inpatient mental health services for adults and older people, an assessment and treatment unit for people with learning disabilities, and a low secure unit (Berrywood Drive, Northampton, Northants NN5 6UD – Reception 03000 271 717 / see The Burrows & The Wheatfield Unit)

BI:

 Best Interests

BLIP:

 Brief, Limited, Intermittent Psychosis Group

BOD:

 Board of Directors

The Burrows (Northampton):

 Is a 10 bedded Child and Adolescent Specialist Inpatient unit located at Berrywood Hospital providing assessment and treatment for young people aged 13-18 with mental health and complex needs (Berrywood Drive, Northampton, Northants NN5 6UD – Reception 0300 027 1639 / see Berrywood Hospital, CAMHS, CYMHS and The Sett)

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CAF:

 Common Assessment Framework

Campbell House (Northampton):

 Is the base for a number of community mental health services, including the Planned Care and Recovery Team and Eating Disorder service (Campbell House, Campbell Square, Northampton, Northants NN1 3EB – Reception 01604 658800 / see Newland House and Lotus House which are nearby)

CAMHS:

 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (see CYMHS, The Burrows and The Sett)

CASW:

 Carer assessment support worker

CBT:

 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CCG:

 Clinical Commissioning Group

CD:

 Conduct Disorder

CETR:

 Care Education and Treatment Review

CFE:

 Carer Friendly employer

CHC:

 Continuing health care

CHT:

 Custody Healthcare Team

CIN:

 Child in Need

CJLDT:

 Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team (see LDT)

CMHT:

 Community Mental Health Team

Complex PTSD:

 Post-traumatic stress disorder (see PTSD)

CP:

 Child Protection

CPN:

 Community Psychiatric Nurse

CQC:

 Care Quality Commission

CRC:

 Complaints Review Committee

CTL:

 Clinical Team Leader

CTO:

 Community Treatment Order (A CTO issued by a clinician allows a person who has been detained in hospital for treatment to leave hospital (discharged from detention) and get treatment in the community. There are rules to follow and the person can be made to go back to hospital if these rules are not followed)

CTPLD:

 Community teams for people with learning disabilities

CTR:

 Care and Treatment Review

CTS:

 Council Tax Support

CYMHS:

 Children and Young People Mental Health Service (see CAMHS, The Burrows and The Sett)

CYP:

 Children and Young People

CYPF:

 Children, Young People and their Families

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Datix:

 Incident reporting system

DBT:

 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

DCT:

 Disabled Children’s Team

Depot:

 A slow-release form of medication given by injection (this makes the medication last longer)

DIGBQ:

 Develop in partnership + Innovate + Grow our workforce capacity + Build a sustainable organisation + Quality and safety at the foundation of everything we do

DLA:

 Disability Living Allowance

DNA:

 Did Not Attend

DNR:

 Do not resuscitate

DNAR:

 Do not attempt resuscitation

DNACPR:

 Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

DOPPS:

 Dementia & Older People’s Psychology Service

DSA:

 Disabled Students Allowance

DSM:

 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

DSP:

 Designated Specialist Provision

DWP:

 Department for Work and Pensions

dx:

 Diagnosis (see ax)

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EADS:

 Employment and Disability Services

ECT:

 Electro Convulsive Therapy (a measured electrical current is passed through the brain to reduce symptoms of either depression, mania, or catatonia)

EDS:

 Eating Disorders Service

EDS:

 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS refers to a group of disorders that affect the connective tissue, making it weak and easy to damage. Connective tissue gives structure and support to joints, skin, blood vessels, and organs. Weakening in the connective tissue causes mobility issues and raises the risk of injury for patients, potentially leading to mental health problems eg. anxiety, depression & other mood disorders)

EFD:

Executive Functioning Disorder

EHA:

 Early Help Assessment

EHCP:

 Education, Health and Care Plan

EM:

 Ethnic Minority

EMDR:

 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

EMHP:

 Education Mental Health Practitioner (see TEMHP)

EP:

 Educational Psychologist

EPA:

 Enduring Power of Attorney

ESA:

 Employment and Support Allowance

EUPD:

 Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

EWB:

 Emotional Wellbeing

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FACS:

 Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome

The Forest Centre (Kettering):

 Is a unit based at St. Mary’s Hospital providing a safe and caring environment for older people with mental health conditions needing acute inpatient treatment (77 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW – Reception 01536 452095 or 452099 / See St. Mary’s Hospital and The Welland Centre)

FIM:

 Future In Mind (a plan to improve the mental health and wellbeing for children and young people)

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GEM:

 Global Ethnic Majority

GEMs:

 This is a model that can be used to help understand changes in the brain linked to dementia. “With dementia, while the progression, pattern and changes may look very different for each type of dementia, the movement through the GEMS is somewhat predictable.”  Six GEMS are identified, each with particular characteristics – Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Amber, Ruby, and Pearl.  Further information may be found at The GEMS®: Brain Change Model - Positive Approach to Care (teepasnow.com)

GIC:

 Gender Identity Clinic

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HCA:

 Health Care Assistance

HFA:

 High Functioning Autism

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IAPT:

 Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (inc. Talking Therapies)

IASS:

 Information and Advice Support Service

ICAN:

 Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire

ICD:

 International Classification of Diseases

ICSs:

 Integrated Care Systems

IDoN:

 Interim Director of Nursing

ICS:

 Integrated Care System

ICT:

 Unplanned Intermediate Care Team

ICU:

 Intensive Care Unit (see PICU)

IEP:

 Individual Education Plan

IPS:

 Individual Placement & Support Employment Service

ISP:

 Individual Support Plan

IST:

 Intensive Support Team

ITU

 Intensive Care Unit

IWGC:

 I Want Great Care (http://nhft.iwgc.net)

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KGH:

 Kettering General Hospital

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LA:

 Local Authority

LAC:

 Looked After Child

LD:

 Learning Disability

LDT:

 Liaison and Diversion Team (see CJLDT)

LGBTQ:

 Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning

Lotus House (Northampton):

 Mental Health teams deliver services from Lotus House, including the Patient Contact Centre, IAPT talking therapies, Personality Disorder Hub (NPDH), Complex Trauma and Stronger Together services (see NPDH, plus Campbell House and Newland House which are nearby)

LPA:

 lasting power of attorney

LPOP:

 Liaison Psychiatry Service for Older People

LTCs:

 Long-term Health Conditions

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MARAC:

 Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences

MAS:

 Memory Assessment Service

MASH:

 Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

MCA:

 Mental Capacity Assessment

MDT:

 Multidisciplinary Community Team

MHN:

 Mental Health Number (0800 448 0828)

MHSTs:

 Mental Health Support Teams

MHSTs:

 Mental Health in Schools

MMHS:

 Maternal Mental Health Service

MN2K:

 Managers Need To Know

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NAS:

 National Autistic Society

NASS:

 Northamptonshire Adult Social Services

Newland House (Northampton):

 Is the base for services including the CAMHS community mental health team and community teams for learning disabilities. It is also home to the Trust's main training facility (Newland House, Campbell Square, Northampton, Northants NN1 3EB – Reception 01604 658800 / see Campbell House and Lotus House which are nearby)

NGH:

 Northampton General Hospital

NHFT:

 Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

NIC:

 Nurse-In-Charge

NICE:

 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NNC:

 North Northants Council

NNP:

 Non-Medical Practitioner

NRLS:

 National Reporting and Learning System (see PSIMS & STEIS)

NSTEP / N’Step:

 Early Intervention Service

NEWS:

 National Early Warning Score - an early warning score used to understand how poorly a patient is (physical health)

NPDH:

 Northants Personality Disorder Hub located in Lotus House, Northampton (see PDH and Lotus House)

NVLD:

 Non-Verbal Learning Disability

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OACMHT:

 Older Adults Community Mental Health Team

OCD:

 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ODD:

 Oppositional Defiance Disorder

OPCMHT:

 Older People’s Community Mental Health Team

OCD:

 Obsessive compulsive disorder

OPIA:

 Older People's Inpatient Acute offers a range of services to support older people (over 65) with mental health problems and dementia needing acute inpatient treatment. Locations are found at Spinney Ward and Orchard Ward in St. Mary’s Hospital, Kettering and Brookview Ward and Riverside Ward in Berrywood Hospital, Northampton (see St. Mary’s Hospital and Berrywood Hospital)

OT:

 Occupational Therapist

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PALS / PALs:

 Patient Advice and Liaison Service

PBS:

 Positive Behaviour Support (Is a person-centred framework for providing long term support to people with a learning disability, and/or autism, including those with mental health conditions, who have, or may be at risk of developing, behaviours that challenge. It is a blend of person-centred values and behavioural science and uses evidence to inform decision-making. PBS approaches are based on a set of overarching values. These values include the commitment to providing support that promotes inclusion, choice, participation and equality of opportunity)

PBSP:

 Positive Behaviour Support Plan

PCART:

 Planned Care and Recovery Treatment Service

PCNs:

 Primary Care Networks

PCP:

 Person Centred Planning

PDA:

 Pathological Demand Avoidance

PDD:

 Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDH:

 Personality Disorder Hub (see NPDH and Lotus House)

PECS:

 Picture Exchange Communication System

PERMA:

 Positive + Engagement + Relationships + Meaning + Achievements (PERMA is a model of positive psychology that focusses on well being and is intended to improve the quality of life)

PICU:

 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (see ICU)

PIP:

 Personal Independence Payment

PLT:

 Police Liaison & Triage

POA:

 Power of Attorney

PPEG:

 Patient and Public Experience Group (see Steering PPEG)

PRF:

 Patient Review Forum

PRIDE:

 People first + Respect, dignity and compassion + Improving lives + Dedicated to quality and care + Everyone and equality counts (NHFT core values)

PSIMS:

 Patient Safety Information Management System (will replace NRLS & STEIS)

PSS:

 Patient Safety Strategy

PSS:

 Peer Support Service

PTSD:

 Post-traumatic stress disorder (see Complex PTSD)

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R&C Group:

 Recovery and Coproduction Group

RRP:

 Reducing Restrictive Practices (a strategy to work with all key stakeholders to design and deliver innovative service models, relentlessly pursue safe standards of care, improvements in service user experience and outcomes and create an environment where staff are able and proud to deliver quality care)

rTMS:

 Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (see TBS & tDCS) (magnetic stimulation to target the part of the brain that regulates mood offered at the Centre for Neuromodulation)

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SAEW:

Senior Assessment and Enablement Worker

SALT:

 Speech and Language Therapist

SARC:

 Serenity Sexual Assault Referral Centre

SCM:

 Structured Clinical Management

SEN:

 Special Educational Needs

SENCO:

 Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SEND:

 Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

The Sett (Northampton):

 Is a 10 bedded Child and Adolescent Mental Health unit in Northampton. The Sett is highly specialist service which provides assessment and treatment of Young People aged 13-18 (The Sett, Howarth Way, Northampton, Northants NN5 4AA – Reception 01604 593298 / see CAMHS, CYMHS and The Burrows)

SIB:

 Self Injurious Behaviour

SMART:

 Specific + Measurable + Achievable + Relevant + Time-bound

SPD:

 Sensory Processing Disorder

SpLD:

 Specific Learning Difference

SPMHS:

 Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service

Steering PPEG:

 Steering Patient & Public Experience Group (see PPEG)

St. Mary’s Hospital (Kettering):

 Provides services in adult mental health, community mental health genito-urinary medicine, old age psychiatry, palliative medicine & sexual health – there is also a psychiatric intensive care unit (77 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW – Reception 01536 410141)

STEIS / StEIS:

 Strategic Executive Information System (a national reporting system for serious incidents – see NRLS & PSIMS)

SSS:

 Specialist Support Service

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TAF:

 Team Around the Family

TBS:

 Theta burst treatment (a form of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation using high-frequency magnetic stimulation offered at the Centre for Neuromodulation – see rTMS &  tDCS)

TCT:

 Transforming Care Team

TCP:

 Transforming Care Programme

TEA-Ch:

 Test of Everyday Attention for Children

TEMHP:

 Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (see EMHP)

TIC:

 Trauma Informed Care

TOM:

Theory of Mind

TPB:

 Trust Policy Board

tDCS:

 Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (a treatment for depression that uses small currents of electricity to stimulate the underlying brain offered at the Centre for Neuromodulation – see rTMS & TBS)

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UCAT:

 Urgent Care and Assessment Team

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WC:

 Working Carer

The Welland Centre (Kettering):

 Is a purpose-built mental health inpatient facility for adults of working age based at St Mary Hospital in Kettering with 4 wards that are for treatment and recovery/ mixed gender, male admission and treatment, female admission and treatment, and female psychiatric intensive car. There is also a 136 place-of-safety suite. (77 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW – Reception 01536 452452 / see 136, The Forest Centre and St. Mary’s Hospital) 

The Wheatfield Unit (Northampton):

 Is an adult inpatient low secure mental health service located at Berrywood Hospital near Northampton (Berrywood Drive, Northampton, Northants NN5 6UD – Reception 03000 271 788)

WNC:

 West Northants Council

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YAAP:

 Young Persons Autism Advisory Project

YARC:

 York Assessment of Reading Comprehension

YPWDT:

 Younger Persons with Dementia Team

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